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RE: [Gbstrep] newbie

Subject: RE: [Gbstrep] newbie
From: "Robin and Sean"
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2007 11:41:08 -0500
Grunting is a HUGE red flag....I would DEFINITETLY get her in today...the
sooner the better!!!!

Not to alarm you, but better be safe than sorry.  Ask them to do bloodwork
on her.

I will be praying that it has nothing to do with GBS...

Robin

-----Original Message-----
From: gbstrep-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gbstrep-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Kristy English
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2007 11:32 AM
To: Group B Strep Information List; Listen, Learn, Spread the Word
Subject: RE: [Gbstrep] newbie


Brandyn,
I don't know if I wouldn't call and try to get her in to the doctor today.
The grunting part bothers me and the fact that she is so fussy and refusing
the bottle.  I'm mom to three (12, 8, and 1 year old).  I found this site
because of being GBS+ during pregnancy.  My daughter was born in November
2005 and did not contract GBS so I don't know if the grunting might go with
a child that was GBS affected and may have suffered long term effects......
Others on this site could help you with that.  Write down all of your
questions and ask your doctor and make sure they answer your questions and
don't blow some of them off.  I hope he or she is one that has a lot of
knowledge of GBS.
I thank the people on this site for the fact that my baby was born safely
and GBS free.  I found this site doing research after learning I was GBS
positive and my OB and pediatrician blew it off.  I switched  to a different
OB and pediatrician AND called as I was on my way to the hospital to tell
the nurse to have my IV antibiotics ready and waiting since I have delivered
so quickly with my older two.  She immediately hooked me up on arrival.  The
doctor on call that night offered to strip my membranes after I had only
been there for two hours.  I asked him if he had read my chart and if he was
crazy.  In the end, I did not get the amount of antibiotics in me that I
should have before delivering so MY doc and new ped. kept me and the baby
for an extra day to keep an eye on the baby for any signs of GBS infection.
I still went home a nervous wreck, watching and listening for any thing I
found out of the ordinary.  She is 15 months now and my fears have subsided,
but I have made it my mission to inform everyone I come into contact with
about GBS!
I urge you to go ahead and take her in.  At the least, maybe it will ease
your mind.  Being a first time mommy with a healthy baby is nerve wrecking
and your little one has had a lot to go through already so I can imagine all
the questions going through your mind.
I'm sorry you have had to go through so much.  I will add you and your
family to my prayers.
Kristy
mom to Jacob (12), Kelsey (8 - born with cleft of the soft palate and
velopharyngeal insufficiency), and Laekyn (1)


-----Original Message-----
From: gbstrep-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:gbstrep-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of mattbranb@xxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2007 9:52 AM
To: gbstrep@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Gbstrep] newbie


I still have soo many questions that I just don't understand. Like, what GBS
is exactly?? How I tested negative for it?? Did my UTI I had a month prior
have anything to do with it?? Was the infection in my uterine wall there
before or after delivery and
 did it have anything to do with it? Was my pneumonia there before or after
and did it have anything to do with it?? Could it all of been prevented if I
was given antibiotics since my waters had been broken prematurely (without
labor) and were broken 22
 hours before delivery? Did the fact I pushed for 5 hours before the docs
decided on c-section have anythin to do with it?? She was marked at the end
of delivery as being high risk for sepsis due to my waters being broken for
over 18 hours. They tested
her at birth and at the 72 hour mark. She didn't test positive until right
after the 72 hour mark. At 48 hours after they started her on antibiotics,
she showed no growth.

Hayley is 2 months now and doing ok. About a month ago, she started to not
sleep at all. She will sleep for maybe 10 minutes at a time but would sleep
almost all night (waking up for feedings every 3 hours). Her stools were
very runny and ammonia smelli
ng and grunting a lot (almost like she is trying to pass a stool). While she
was awake, she would cry inconsolably for hours on end and prefer to be in a
vertical position. She would scream bloody murder anytime I tried to nurse
her or change her diaper
. The doctor said she might have infant reflux (GERD) and a milk protein
allergy. So, she has been put on nutramigen and zantac. It worked great for
a week, then upped her dosage last week b/c she gained weight but jump to
this week, its like it all sto
pped working. Monday she was up from 3am until 7:30pm crying and crying and
lately, she has been grabbing her chest while she is crying and will suck on
a bottle but let up and cry -- route for food but then pushing the bottle
away
 ?? yesterday, she did great and slept a long time. Now, she has been up
since 2am, grunting like a tummy ache and just generally fussy. We have an
apt. with the pediatrician tomorrow. I don't know if this may be related to
her GBS or completely unrelat
ed??? I'm a new mom so this is all new to me.

Brandyn


-----Original Message-----
From: seaobin@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 4:37 PM
Subject: RE: [Gbstrep] newbie


Brandyn-

You have come to a great place to share, learn and have people who
understand!

Our daughter Allison was born happy and healthy, but at 20 days contracted
GBS bacterial meningitis.  I am not going to go into all of the details,
because my hands would hurt and I would bore those who have heard our story
20 times!  (but fortunately, they would never complain!)

We have our story on a website to try and get the word out to others about
GBS. Unfortunately, GBS comes and goes in adults and just because they test
negative, it can creep up quickly.  I was GBS positive and they still were
not on the ball about it.  (this was almost 5 years ago...can you guys
believe it...Allison is almost 5!!!)

Our website is www.allisonhugs.org

I hope that things get better for you...how is your daughter doing today????


I am sure I speak for all of us here...welcome, and although we are sorry
you found us this way, we are glad you found us!

Warm Regards,

Robin Reid
Raleigh NC
Mother to Brianna (8 going on 14, smartest little girl that I know) and
Allison (almost 5, going on 8 months, the one little girl who can always
make me smile)


-----Original Message-----
From: gbstrep-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gbstrep-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of mattbranb@xxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 3:58 PM
To: gbstrep@xxxxxxxx
Subject: [Gbstrep] newbie

My name is Brandyn, I am 25 years old, and I have 1 daughter born december
7th with GBS in her bloodstream.

On my due date, december 6th, my water broke at 6:45pm and I wasn't in
labor. They started me on pitocin and was pushing by 8:50am. By 3pm, my
daughter was not descending, so, we decided on a c-section. By 4pm, I was
wheeled into the O.R. and my daughter was born at 4:20pm.

About 2 days after delivery, my pulse was still 124 and I was getting a
fever. I had a uterine wall infection and pneumonia and put on IV
antibiotics. (About two weeks before I delivered, I started getting a sinus
infection and a month prior, I had a UTI.) The morning my daughter was going
to get discharged (i was still in the hospital), she too started spiking a
fever. They put her on antibiotics while waiting for test results. She had
GBS in her bloodstream.

I had tested negative for GBS 2 weeks prior. Not much was explained to me
and I'm still trying to fit all the pieces together.  She was in the
hospital for a few days with IV antibiotics, then sent home with a picc line
(it clotted and they then put in a peripheral IV), it too clotted and they
ended up readmitting her. They were originially going to do 14 days of IV
antibiotics but because the IVs kept clotting, they sent her home on day 10.
She has been cleared of GBS. She also has GERD and a milk-protein allergy. I
am still having a temp anywhere between 99.1 and 101, headaches, pulse
around 100, sinus issues and chest pain. I think I may still have pneumonia.

Anyways, I am really looking to talk to other people who experienced GBS
with their babies. I just feel like I have soo many things that have been
unanswered and soo many pieces not put together yet.
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